Nostalgia Highway

Live Mecum auction returns to Indianapolis with 2,500 collector cars

1964 Shelby 289 Independent Competition

(June 17, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — It’s full speed ahead come this July 10-18 as the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis opens for the annual return of Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction. The auction is a highly anticipated occurrence each May, with thousands of classic and collector car enthusiasts pouring into the Fairgrounds every year from across the United States. With this year’s necessary postponement, buyers and sellers are especially eager for the auction’s return, and Mecum plans to deliver in spades, having already expanded the usual 6-day auction event to a full 9 days with nearly 2,500 cars now slated to cross the block live.

Chevrolet Performance introduces new 570-hp LS42/570 crate engine

(June 15, 2020) DETROIT — Chevrolet Performance today announced the all-new LS427/570 crate engine — an enhanced version of the production-based LS7 7.0L engine that offers more horsepower, more torque and, thanks to a simpler wet-sump oiling system, easier installation.

Mecum to auction private museum collection of Eddie Vannoy June 26-30

(June 9, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — An amazing museum collection of classic cars and countless vintage collectibles that took one man more than a quarter century to assemble will now be offered at a live, on-site auction in Jefferson, N.C., approximately two hours from Charlotte on  June 26-30, hosted by Mecum Auctions. In total, an estimated 80 cars—nearly all offered at no reserve—six motorcycles and 5,000 Road Art items from collector Eddie Vannoy’s museum assemblage will cross the auction block.

Drive-in theaters experiencing a revival nationwide amid COVID

(June 4, 2020) Drive-in movie theaters are one of the few businesses experiencing a renaissance amid the coronavirus pandemic. As one of the few entertainment destinations you can still visit outside of the home, they’ve experienced a boom in popularity and demand over the past couple months.

Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin' returns to Davenport June 17-20

1911 Case 30 horsepower steam traction engine

(June 3, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — The 2020 Gone Farmin’ Spring Classic auction will proceed as a live auction event at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa, June 17-20. A power-packed lineup of more than 500 vintage tractors, trucks, 2,000 signs and farm relics is set to cross the auction block.

Adrian Automobile Museum acquires Nicholas Begovich Collection for display

(May 21, 2020) NEWPORT, R.I. — As part of its mission to “Preserve, Celebrate and Share Automotive History,” the Audrain Automobile Museum announced today that the Nicholas Begovich Collection has been acquired for future display with the Museum’s collection in Newport.

New book on California's historic and legendary Highway 101 now available

(May 19, 2020)  — Now the highway has the utilitarian designation of U.S. Route 101, but originally it had a name of romance and mystery — El Camino Real, or the King’s Highway, built on the trail pioneered by the Spanish friars and marked by mission bells on the roadside. Regional historian Stephen H. Provost brings back the romance of this fabled highway in his new book “Highway 101: The History of El Camino Real.”

Honda celebrates International Museum Day with virtual tour

(May 18, 2020 )— TORRANCE, Calif.  In celebration of International Museum Day, Honda is inviting the world to take a virtual tour of the renowned Honda Collection Hall, the most comprehensive collection of historical Honda products anywhere in the world.

A history lesson — ARVW is the most aerodynamic Volkswagen ever built

(May 7, 2020) The ARVW (Aerodynamic Research Volkswagen) concept car was built by Volkswagen in the end of the 1970s, specially as an object of aerodynamic research to trace correlation between a vehicle body shape and fuel consumption at a high speed.  Aerodynamics play a key role in every modern vehicle. The less drag a vehicle generates when moving through the air, the less energy it consumes and the more quietly it moves.

Three big brands that started small with a Volkswagen

Original delivery car for what was to become Domino's Pizza — A 1959 Beetle

(May 7, 2020) Many successful companies trace their heritage to a small business that started as a passion project. Surprisingly, some of these now-famous companies credit a Volkswagen model as a key player in the early days of their business. Three of those companies are Domino's Pizza, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, and Nike.